The decision was communicated by the dean of the Faculty of Education, Sister Dr Elizabeth Nakayiza on Friday during a tour she and fellow university lecturers made to various schools in Entebbe and other places in Wakiso district.
Two American visiting lecturers; Susan O’Rourke and Kevin Spencer, who are specialists in teaching children with special needs in the US were also part of the tour.
A special needs child chats with Kevin Spencer during their tour to Entebbe Children’s Welfare Primary School photo BY: Juliet Lukwago
Susan O’Rourke interacts with a special needs child: photo by Juliet Lukwago
“Many teachers were sent to teach in vulnerable schools with no training at all and they end up teaching these children like normal pupils, which not good, with such degree and diploma courses will continue helping such schools,”said Brother Emmanuel Lugemwa, one of the lecturers who attended the tour.
Rourke said their goal is to give impoverished children excellent education and their mission is to support leaders and educators in the field.
The University of Kisubi(Unik) was founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction in 2004, became a constituent college of the university in 2009 and in 2015 received provisional accreditation to become a separate, independent University.